The Question of ‘Stress’ in West Greenlandic1

  title={The Question of ‘Stress’ in West Greenlandic1},
  author={Birgitte Jacobsen},
  pages={40 - 67}
Abstract The main purpose is to investigate whether stress is a relevant category in Greenlandic word prosody. I focus on tonal and durational parameters. The data material consists of word lists read aloud seven times by two subjects. The main findings are: (1) The prosodic characteristics of words can be explained in either tonal or durational terms. (2) The four different syllable types (of different ‘weight’) are distinguished in durational terms; further, there appears to be only a… Expand

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